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Jonny Evans unsure over his future amid discussions over new Man Utd contract

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has said that he does not know where he will be next season amid discussions over a potential new contract.

The 36-year-old was signed on a free transfer last summer. He made 30 appearances last season and played a key role off the bench in the FA Cup final win over Manchester City.

United recently confirmed that discussions remain open over a new contract with Evans and when asked about the same, the centre-back said that negotiations are at an early stage.

He added that there will be more conversations with the club after the international friendlies.

He told Belfast Telegraph: “I don’t know. It’s still early days. The season has just finished and I think the day after the Cup Final I flew straight to Palma and spent a week here and then met up with the (Northern Ireland) squad in Murcia, and now we are back in Palma so I’ve been on the go.”

“I’ve wanted to just concentrate on these two games and meet up with the lads. Once I go back and everything settles down a bit I’m sure I’ll have more conversations with the club.”

Man Utd should keep Evans next season

Evans initially joined the squad to build his fitness last summer, but United eventually made the decision to re-sign their graduate after failing to recruit a marquee centre-back.

The Northern Irishman performed beyond expectations. With the defensive crisis at the club, he featured in more than half of their games, delivering a superb assist against Burnley.

In our view, United should keep him for another year irrespective of a new arrival in central defence.

Evans remains a quality option to call off the bench with his aerial presence and ability to clear his lines effectively. He is also good with the ball at his feet despite his age.

He is one of the lowest earners at £65,000 per week. United may probably ask him to accept a pay-cut. Evans will likely stay as he may not earn more elsewhere in Europe.

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